The wait is almost over as the Miami Dolphins will finally take the field to play an NFL game, albeit an exhibition one. Nonetheless, the Dolphins will kickoff the 2013 preseason against the Dallas Cowboys in the annual Hall of Fame Game on Sunday.
Although this matchup as well as the four preseason games that follow are meaningless in terms of the team's record, they will serve as a stage for the coaching staff to watch position battles play out. It will be the opportunity for players fighting for a roster spot to make a name for themselves in real competition, something that is difficult to evaluate in camp.
Here are five aspects of the team or individual players to monitor as the game against the Cowboys progresses:
1) Battle for the 4th and 5th WR spots
With Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline both expected to sit out as they recover from minor injuries, players that are currently on the roster bubble will have the chance to step up. The injuries to Armon Binns and Rishard Matthews has created an intense battle for the 4th, 5th and even 6th WR jobs. Marvin McNutt has had an impressive camp thus far but it will be interesting to see if his success can translate to games. Newcomer Keenan Davis opened some eyes on Friday with his performance as he competes with Julius Pruitt and Chad Bumphis for a spot on the team.no comments